Glass Animals’ ‘Heat Waves’ Breaks Yet More Chart Records

The runaway hit claims the top spot on the Billboard Global Chart this week.

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Glass Animals’ “Heat Waves” continues to be one of the biggest songs in the world this year—the UK quartet’s smash hit climbed to No.1 on the Billboard Global 200 Chart this week and holds steady at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart for a second week in a row.

Recently, the track also peaked at No. 1 on the Top 40 and Hot AC Radio Charts, both a first for the band in their career. Impressively, “Heat Waves”—solely written and produced by Dave Bayley—was the first No.1 on the Top 40 chart written by one writer since Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect” in 2018 and first No. 1 written, produced, and performed by one artist since Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” in 2014.

Prior to this success, “Heat Waves” has peaked at No. 1 on Spotify’s Global Singles Top 50 Chart in late January – making Glass Animals the first British band to ever to top the charts. The song also ascended to No.1 on Spotify’s Top Hits Playlist, where it has been featured for over a year.

Glass Animals - Heat Waves (Official Video)

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The band’s Global Singles success comes just weeks after “Heat Waves” rose to No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart, breaking another record for the longest climb to Top 5 in Hot 100 history at 51 weeks. It also recently peaked at No.1 on Spotify US Top 50 Chart and surpassed 1 billion streams on the platform.

With the global success of “Heat Waves” and their Dreamland album, Glass Animals can arguably claim the title of biggest rock band in the world. The band is gearing up for a busy spring with the second leg of their US “Dreamland Tour” that kicks off this week in Phoenix on March 3. Visit the band’s official website for further information about all the dates.

Buy or stream Glass Animals’ Dreamland.

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  1. Beatrice

    March 3, 2022 at 9:31 am

    Fantastic! Well done!!

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